The flash?

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The flash?

Postby FlDeerman » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:03 pm

I've been experimenting with the flash.I know that my red headlight doesn't seem to bother deer so I made the flash on my camera red.So far it seems not to frighten the deer nor the bob-cats.Anyone think this will work?

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RE: The flash?

Postby DeanoZ » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:18 am

Lots of debate on the flash versus no flash/IR.  Just yesterday i was reviewing some recent pics off my Moultire D-40 w/flash and caught a buck at night at a scrape..working it over and brushing up against the licking branch, then loitering around the spot..all told about a half dozen pcitures w/ flash and apparently he was not bothered by it.  Mind you this is as the firearms season is wrapping up in NJ so the deer are still skiddish, very much nocturnal, and traveling through the thick stuff.  So for me I will probably get another D-40 or two w/ flash, they don't seem bothered by it.  The only advantage (for me) that I see in getting the IR cameras is the clarity at greater distances of the shot.  To answer your specific question regarding the red flash it would probably help, my question would be what is the quality of the photos and can you make out the shots of deer a greater distances?

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RE: The flash?

Postby FlDeerman » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:04 pm

The red flash does cut down a little on the distance shots but the lack of fear seems worth it.

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RE: The flash?

Postby Goose » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:13 pm

I would think its gonna help with what you're trying to do but I have to say that having both flash and IR my next camera will be a flash.
They know the IR is there just like the flash but the nighttime pics are 10x's better with the flash so Id rather have that.
Just my 2 cents
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RE: The flash?

Postby FlDeerman » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:16 pm

I'm trying to post a pic for you to see.http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f247/ ... ing010.jpgImage

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RE: The flash?

Postby FlDeerman » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:19 pm

I hope that can be fixed but there is a pic.

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RE: The flash?

Postby Goose » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:24 pm

Dont know if it helps but good idea!
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RE: The flash?

Postby reeper0697 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:35 pm

Fldeerman,
 
I never thought about trying red over the flash, thats a good idea. What kind of cam do you have? I want to say moultrie D40 from the pics b/c I have 2 of those

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RE: The flash?

Postby HoneyHole » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:08 am

You should be able to fix the picture later by taking the red out. Most any photo editing software will work. It's kinda time consuming, but if you wind up with a picture of a brute it might be worth toying with it. 

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RE: The flash?

Postby Patriot » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:17 am

Usually when I flash a deer, they just laugh and run away![:D][:D]
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